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The Dirtbag on 02/13/13

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Wed, 02/13/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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A discussion of weeds with specialist Mitch Bixby; plus worms, and citrus, our plant of the month

February is the month that weeds can really start to grow, not only in your garden beds, but also in your neighbors' yards and in wild areas. To help get a handle on all these weeds and strategies to combat them, host Glen Andresen welcomes Mitch Bixby, Botanic Specialist with the City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services, on behalf of the The Clackamas, Clark, Multnomah, and Washington County Cooperative Weed Management Area (informally known as the 4-County CWMA). The partnership exists to create and support collaborative weed management among land managers and owners in and around the greater metropolitan area of Portland Oregon.

The Dirtbag on 01/09/13

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Wed, 01/09/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Winter pruning and planting; onion is Plant of the Month; and tool care.

It's wintertime, and the pruning is easy. January is an excellent time to do dormant pruning, and also to gather fruit tree scion wood for grafting in late February/early March. Join host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert for a discussion on pruning, tool care, and even winter planting.

As usual, there will be a new Garden Stumper quiz; the Plant of the Month--onions; what's going on in the honey bee hive this month; and answers to your garden questions.

The Dirtbag... Listen. Laugh. Learn.

The Dirtbag on 12/12/12

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Wed, 12/12/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Not much gardening this month, so this month's Dirtbag is the first annual beekeeping edition.

You've got to admit that there is not much going on in the garden this month -- which makes it a perfect time to make December's Dirtbag a beekeeping edition!

The Dirtbag on 11/14/12

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Wed, 11/14/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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This month's theme is protection, as in protection from weeds, disease, freezing temps, and rodents.

The theme this month on The Dirtbag is "protection." Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert tackle such topics as protecting the ground from weeds, protecting your veggies from rodents, protecting your plants from freezing temperatures, and protecting your fruit trees from disease.

Plus, a listener survey. Do you have an apricot tree that reliably bears fruit? Let us know!

And, as usual, there will be a new Garden Stumper quiz, the Plant of the Month--quince, what's going on in the honey bee hive this month, and answers to your garden questions.

The Dirtbag... Listen. Laugh. Learn.

The Dirtbag on 10/10/12

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Wed, 10/10/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Chip Bubl joins Glen and Jim to talk about fall harvest and storage and planting garlic

Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert welcome back one of the nicest and most knowledgeable guys around, Chip Bubl, OSU Extension Agent for Columbia County. He'll be on hand all hour to talk about fall harvest, storage--and planting garlic! Plus Jim will have a new plant of the month, blackberries.

And, as usual, there will be a new Garden Stumper quiz, what's going on in the honey bee hive this month, and answers to your gardening questions.

The Dirtbag... Listen. Laugh. Learn.

The Dirtbag on 09/12/12

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Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Fruit planting in the fall, harvesting pears and potatoes; Plant of the month: cover crops.

Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert are back live this month to talk about fall planting and procedures, harvesting pears and potatoes, and getting the garden beds ready for the next season. Plant of the month is cover crops.

And, as usual, there will be a new Garden Stumper quiz (and the answer to last month's Stumper), what's going on in the honey bee hive this month, and answers to your garden questions.

The Dirtbag... Listen. Laugh. Learn.

The Dirtbag on 08/08/12

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Wed, 08/08/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Gardening

The Dirtbag on 07/11/12

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Wed, 07/11/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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A primer on summer pruning of fruit trees. Plus summer gardening basics.

Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert devote the next two month's shows to some summer gardening basics: composting, watering, weeding, care during hot weather, potted plants...and your questions.

Also, a primer on the when, where and why of summer pruning of fruit trees. And the Plant of the Month for July is green beans.

And, as usual, there will be a new Garden Stumper quiz, what's going on in the honey bee hive this month, and answers to your garden questions.

The Dirtbag on 06/13/12

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Wed, 06/13/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Guest Steve Cohen talks about the updated Portland code dealing with farming and food distribution

Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert welcome (back) Steven Cohen, who manages food policy and programs for the city of Portland's Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. He will talk about the recently updated city code that deals with farming and food distribution within Portland city limits. If you have questions about what and where you can grow things (like in the parking strip), and how many (like chickens), give a listen and then call in.

Our Plant (or plants, this time) of the Month are gooseberries and currants.

And, as usual, there will be a new Garden Stumper quiz, what's going on in the honey bee hive this month, and answers to your garden questions.

The Dirtbag on 05/09/12

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Wed, 05/09/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Vertical gardening. Plant of the Month: cucumbers. Honey bee topic this month: swarming.

It's May, and that means it's prime planting time. Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert tackle the topic of planting and growing vegetables vertically. Plant of the Month is cucumbers. And in the What's Happening in the Honey Bee Hive this month, the topic is swarming!

As usual, there will be a new Garden Stumper quiz and answers to your garden questions.

The Dirtbag. Listen. Laugh. Learn.

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Edible gardening in containers

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Wed, 06/09/2010

 

Host Glen Andresen and Jim Gilbert of One Green World welcome garden writer Lisa Albert to talk about growing edible plants in containers. Plus, as always, a new Garden Stumper quiz and listeners' edible gardening questions!

 Today's Garden Stumper: Should you add gravel to the bottom of containers for drainage?

Answer: The latest research shows you should NOT! Water does not readily pass through different layers of material.

Information on the "Seeding Our Future" garden tour Lisa talked about on today's show:

The 5th annual SEEDING OUR FUTURE GARDEN TOUR & ART SHOW benefiting The Foundation for Tigard Tualatin Schools is just around the corner and we need everyone's help to promote the event. Please visit our website at http://foundation4smartkids.org/art for all the details including a peek at this year's gardens, a list of artists and the schedule of performances and seminars. Below is some information and attached is the event flyer.

SEEDING OUR FUTURE GARDEN TOUR & ART SHOW

ART SHOW Friday, June 25, 2010, noon-8pm
Saturday, June 26, 2010, 9am to 3pm
GARDEN TOUR Saturday, June 26, 2010, 10am to 4pm

ART SHOW LOCATION: Fowler Middle School
10865 SW Walnut St.
Tigard, Oregon 97223.

GARDEN TOUR TICKETS: $20.00 each; Available at www.foundation4smartkids.org,
Al's Garden Center, Dennis' Seven Dees, Ferguson's Fragrant Nursery, Gardener's Choice, Hughes Water Gardens, McCann's Pharmacy, The Garden Corner, Tigard High School, Tualatin High School and the Foundation office.

GARDEN TOUR features eight wonderful, private gardens located in Tigard and Tualatin. Be dazzled by flowers,be tempted by edibles and delight in fragrance. Meander through a foliage-rich, yet pet-friendly garden. Marvelat a diminutive, plant-packed hillside garden. Replenish the spirit in a leafy retreat. Included in the tour is a garden designed by Paul Taylor of Paul Taylor, OCNP, Garden Design & Consultation which was featured last summer in The Oregonian's HGNW. Draw inspiration and knowledge from our garden hosts, tour volunteers, and Oregon State University Extension Master Gardener volunteers. Rain or shine. GARDEN TOUR TICKET REQUIRED.

GARDEN ART SHOW features one-of-a-kind, beautifully handcrafted garden or garden inspired art from selected Northwest artists. Art includes concrete-cast leaves, fused and blown glass, metal and stone sculptures, photography, birdhouses, mosaics, pottery, furniture and more. Cash, check, and credit card are accepted for art purchases. ART SHOW ADMISSION IS FREE.

FREE MUSICAL PERFORMANCES & GARDEN SEMINARS will be presented both Friday and Saturday during the Art Show at Fowler Middle School. An updated schedule of events is available on our website.

MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT will be provided by various student groups.

FRIDAY
2:00pm Shaelynn Dalton - Singer/songwriter
4:00pm Dave Klosterman & Carol Fredlund
6:00pm "Rockin with Style" - Mike Loveland, John Huber & Marilyn
Peterson - Guitarists/singers

SATURDAY
11:00am Delan and Deling Huang - Classical pianists
2:00pm Evan Vallejos - Guitarist/singer

GARDEN SEMINARS feature the OSU Extension Service Master Gardener 10-Minute UniversityT; and gardening expert and freelance garden writer Lisa Albert.

FRIDAY
3:00pm Lisa's 10 Best Tips for Attracting Wildlife
5:00pm Lisa's 10 Best Native Plants

SATURDAY
10:30am Caring for Roses
11:00am Planting in the Ground
11:30am Watering Tips
12:30pm Lisa's 10 Best Tips for Using Art in the Garden
1:30pm Container Planting
2:00pm Pruning Trees and Shrubs
2:30pm Gardening With Compost and Mulches

About our Garden Seminars:
10-Minute UniversityT offers essential information about gardening. Seasoned OSU Extension Service Master Gardeners teach these classes. Lisa Albert is a gardening expert and freelance garden writer. Lisa's Tualatin garden is a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife HabitatT, has been published in Sunset Magazine and has been seen on KPTV Good Day Oregon. She is co-author of The Berry Botanic Garden: Gardening for Wildlife, native plant flashcards, a contributing writer for the Sunset Western Garden Book, 8th Edition, and author of many feature articles. Lisa is also an OSU Extension Master Gardener.

EVENT SPONSOR: THE TIMES 

 

Fruit pollination and more!

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Wed, 05/12/2010

It's almost prime time for planting veggies! Host Glen Andresen reveals tips and techniques for getting those veggies off to a great start. Guest Jim Gilbert of One Green World will lead a general discussion about fruit pollination, includiing self-fertility, parthenocarpy, male and female plants, and wind and insect pollination. Plus, as always, a new Garden Stumper quiz and listeners' edible gardening questions!
 

Cover crop in the way? What to do. Plus, favorite fruits!

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Wed, 04/14/2010

 This month a discussion of what to do with your cover crops. Plus favorite fruit varieities.

Your cover crop is growing, you're ready to plant some April veggies, but the cover crop is in the way? What's next? Join host Glen Andresen for a discussion of ways to proceed with your cover crop. Plus guest Jim Gilbert finally gets the chance to talk about his favorite fruit varities. And as always, a new Garden Stumper quiz plus your edible gardening questions

Learn about new classes offered thru Portland's "Urban Growth Bounty;" also, what's growing in the Ukraine

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Wed, 01/13/2010

 Glen Andreson  talks to Steve Cohen of Portland's  Bureau of Planning and Sustainability about a classes being offered through Urban Growth Bounty.  Jim Gilbert talks about his travels to the Nakita Botanical Gardens in the Ukraine, and the olives, pineapple and almonds he found there. He and Glen also offer tips on gardening and growing.

Talk about Gardening

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Tue, 07/07/2009

 Glen Andresen is joined by Jim Gilbert for an hour of talk about gardening.

How To's of Fertile Soil

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Tue, 06/09/2009

 

Can you get fertile soil by fertilizing? Host Glen Andresen tackles the concept of soil fertility...and your composting and vegetable growing questions.

Growing Fruit

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Tue, 05/12/2009

Host Glen Andresen speaks with Jim Gilbert of One Green World Nursery and answers your questions about growing usual and unusual fruit.

  • Title: Growing Fruit
  • Length: 18:59 minutes (17.38 MB)
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Space Saving Ideas for Growing Veggies in the City

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Tue, 04/07/2009

Host Glen Andresen discusses space-saving techniques for growing vegetables in the city. 

 

The Dirtbag 03/11/2009

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Thu, 03/12/2009

Host Glen Andresen discusses the general topic of planting bare-root fruit trees.

Dealing with Cover Crops in the Spring

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Sun, 02/08/2009

 Wondering what to do with your cover crops this spring? Host Glen Andresen discusses what he does. Also listeners' gardening questions.

Playlists

The Dirtbag playlist for 10/17/2009

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10/17/2009
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S Colemansign and seal
Denis Colinsomething trio
Jason Moransoundtrack to human motion
lionel LouekeKaribu
Arthur BlytheHipmotism
Ira Jane BloomSlalom
Wayne ShorterAll Seeing Eye
John ColtraneSheets of Sound
Etienne CharlesFolklore

 

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March 10, 2010 Garden Stumper

March 10, 2010 Garden Stumper quiz

QUESTION: What apple varieties get pollinated by Gravenstein apple trees?

ANSWER: None! Gravenstein's are triploid, meaning they have three sets of chromosomes. If you want to get apples on your gravenstein tree, you will need to have another apple variety within bee range. And here's the tricky part, if you want to get apples on the second tree, your will need a THIRD apple variety within bee range to pollinate it!

 

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